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Cultural political economy of competitiveness, competition, and competition policy in Asia

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Cultural political economy of competitiveness, competition, and competition policy in Asia. / Sum, Ngai-Ling.

In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015, p. 211-228.

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Sum N-L. Cultural political economy of competitiveness, competition, and competition policy in Asia. Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 2015;16(2):211-228. Epub 2015 Oct 16. doi: 10.1080/1600910X.2015.1059771

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Sum, Ngai-Ling. / Cultural political economy of competitiveness, competition, and competition policy in Asia. In: Distinktion - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory. 2015 ; Vol. 16, No. 2. pp. 211-228.

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